Conservation Program Assistant

VERMONT ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS   Montpelier, VT   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on February 6, 2024

Conservation Program Assistant

Have administrative skills and experience? Join the State's climate resiliency efforts to expand climate smart practices on Vermont's farms and forests! The Vermont Association of Conservation Districts (VACD) seeks qualified applicants for a full-time Conservation Program Assistant position. This position supports the work of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) by providing organizational assistance to NRCS staff in order to and advance assistance programs offered by USDA and NRCS to Vermont's farm and forest landowners. This position will be located at the Brattleboro, VT NRCS Field Office. The Program Assistant (PA) will work in conjunction with NRCS Field Office staff to implement USDA Farm Bill conservation programs and will be responsible for accurate documentation and tracking of applications, contracts, and financial records utilizing customized software as well as communications with customers. Excellent verbal, written, computer, and customer service skills required. Ideal candidate will have demonstrated administrative skills and experience supporting business operations, and will be well organized and able to work independently with accurate attention to detail. An Associate Degree is required. A Bachelor's degree with an interest in conservation is preferred. Starting salary is $21.14 per hour and includes yearly salary advances, health benefits, an employer contribution 401K plan and a generous sick, holiday and vacation leave package.

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